Tacky vs Classy - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between tacky and classy
is that tacky
is of a substance, slightly sticky while classy
is elegant, highly stylish or fashionable.
Of a substance, slightly sticky.
(colloquial) Of low quality.
- This paint isn't dry yet - it's still a bit tacky.
(colloquial) In poor taste.
- That market stall sells all sorts of tacky ornaments.
gaudy, flashy, showy, garish
dowdy, shabbily dressed
shabby, dowdy (in one's appearance)
- That was a tacky thing to say.
Elegant, highly stylish or fashionable.
Of a superior type; especially, exhibiting admirable personal qualities.
- That's a very classy outfit.
- That was a classy response.
, date=October 1
, author=David Ornstein
, title=Blackburn 0 - 4 Man City
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Manchester City put the Carlos Tevez saga behind them with a classy
victory at Blackburn that keeps them level on points with leaders Manchester United.}}